Did Your Mother Tell You?

Did Your Mother Tell You?

by The SunThe Sun


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Did Your Mother Tell You? appeared in autumn 2004 as the teaser for an eventual full-length, a full year after Love & Death, the Sun's previous teaser EP. The ongoing delay is aggravating, because as the latest EP reasserts, the Sun is ready to explode. Love & Death was a curious, cool mixture of grimy garage spirit and synthesizer overtones. Those sounds return on Did Your Mother, but they're joined by everything from French Kicks-style indie rock squawk ("My Girlfriend's Best Friend"), to hazy Brit-pop overtones ("Valentine") and gentle acoustic balladry ("Demons"). "Justice" would fit nicely into the Dandy Warhols' catalog with its sexualized lyrics and layered guitars, while "Sandy" amplifies its garage swagger with a whirring synth bassline and preening backup harmonies. It's a mixed bag of sounds and styles, to be sure, but the Sun blends them with incredible ease and heaps of hooky melody. It just makes LP that much harder to wait for.

Product Details

Release Date: 10/12/2004
Label: Warner Records
UPC: 0093624891321
catalogNumber: 48913
Rank: 188732

Album Credits

Performance Credits

Sun   Primary Artist
Sam Leigh Brown   Group Member
Brad Caulkins   Guitar,Keyboards,Background Vocals,Group Member
Chris Burney   Guitar,Keyboards,Vocals,Group Member
Bryan Arendt   Guitar,Keyboards,Background Vocals,Group Member
Carlos Avendano   Guitar
Brad Forslbom   Bass Guitar,Keyboards,Background Vocals,Group Member
Sam Brown   Guitar,Percussion,Drums,Keyboards,Background Vocals

Technical Credits

John Goodmanson   Producer,Engineer,Audio Production
Ben Hillier   Producer,Engineer,Audio Production
Michael Krassner   Engineer
Chris Powers   Engineer
Jon Fintel   Engineer
Will Fugman   Cover Art
Sun   Composer,Producer,Engineer,Audio Production

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